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Bravestarr was a great line

Bravestarr was a great line and had amazing figures. I had Beavestarr and the quality and detail surpasses a lot of todays figures. In fact a lot of the old toy lines from the 80's like Centurions and Sectaurs and Dino Riders etc, ones that had the larger figures in them beat some if not most of the stuff released today in terms of sculpt and paint details.

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Posted by CHEN on 2 April, 2010 - 11:41
I wonder if there are people

I wonder if there are people in Japan who obsess over third-rate, largely ignored American cartoons, the way we do over theirs. Imagine going into someone's house in Japan and seeing a glass display of Bravestarr, Barn Yard Commandos, Blackstar, Trollz, Bucky O'Hare, Exosquad, etc.

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Posted by Txos on 2 April, 2010 - 12:42
No, because even their

No, because even their horrible shows like Xabungle and Dorvack are miles above the drek we produced at the time.

Tho most obscure Western media I see Japanese people into are old music and movies.

And Exosquad was actually a damn good show, and about as close to a proper Japanese robot show the West ever produced. Adult stories with themes like death, racism, war and corporate monarchy made it a cut above the rest.

Bravestarr had a few social comments in episodes as well. A kid died from a drug overdose in a "very special" episode, where Bravestarr couldn't save him, even with his goofy space shaman powers.

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Posted by duke togo on 2 April, 2010 - 18:00
I've heard Exosquad was

I've heard Exosquad was actually pretty good. I guess it just didn't really catch on.

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Posted by Txos on 2 April, 2010 - 18:38
It's no Thirty/Thirty, a

It's no Thirty/Thirty, a talking robot horse that can walk upright and packs a shotgun.

Bravestarr was almost as crazy as Power Lords, almost.

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Posted by duke togo on 2 April, 2010 - 12:53
Sorry to all whose comments

My apologies to all whose comments were lost. There were somehow two copies of the review, one published and one not, and this caused some difficulties.

The lost comments basically reminded me that there have been a ton of Space Wild West cartoons and sci-fi (Bismarck, Firefly, Trigun). I am fond of the movie Westworld myself, as well as its sequel, Futureworld.

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Posted by The Enthusiast on 2 April, 2010 - 15:57
I was wondering where my

I was wondering where my comment went. Heh.

I mentioned that my baby bro' was four when Bravestarr was on, and he collected a bunch of the toys. I didn't own any, but I had fun playing together with his. They were well-made, and there was a good variety to the line. You could collect a mix of good and bad guys without running into 18 variations of the hero. Plus, they often came with a nifty gimmick (like transforming, or a mini vehicle, or those nifty laser backpacks).

I don't remember the show very well, but I definitely remember the toys.

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Posted by japester on 4 April, 2010 - 17:47
This toy blows my mind.

This toy blows my mind. It's a good thing the box art is so mediocre, because a semi-realistic depiction of this thing, like one of the Micronauts alien paintings, would probably kill me as soon as I looked at it.

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Posted by recognizer on 9 April, 2010 - 22:00